Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul:  According to Amnesty and ALQST, she and other women detainees have been beaten, given electric shocks and sexually harassed. Photograph: Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

Human rights groups have condemned the transfer of the trial of a high-profile Saudi woman activist from a civil court to the kingdom’s terrorism cour(...)

Princess Reema bint Bandar, the head of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, third from left, at a match between local rivals Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first soccer match women were allowed to attend at a public stadium in the country, January. 12, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia is to establish a female football league in a bid to loosen ultraconservative religious, social and cultural restrictions on girls and wo(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Turkish authorities and the US Central Intelligence Agency have blamed him for the Khashoggi murder.   Photograph: Reuters/Ahmed Yosri

The verdict in the trialof the Saudis accused of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi will satisfy only senior figures in the kingdom wh(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: next year’s G20 summit will take place in Riyadh. Photograph:  HO/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has detained nine writers, journalists and bloggers in its latest round of a protracted crackdown on dissent. London-based Saudi rights (...)

Leonardo: Vitruvian Man at the Louvre. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

The exhibition that opened at the Louvre this week to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death appears to have fulfilled his ambition “(...)

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam meets   Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  in Tehran.

Iran’s supreme leader has held a surprise meeting with a senior Yemeni Houthi rebel official, marking a major change at the highest level in Iran’s st(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul accused the authorities of holding them in solitary confinement, sexual assault and administering beatings and electric shocks. Photograph: Reuters

A prominent Saudi women’s rights activist has rejected an offer that would see her freed in return for agreeing to sign and record a statement saying (...)

Firefighters extinguish a fire following clashes between pro-government forces and separatists in the Mansoura district of  Aden, Yemen on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

The seizure of the port city of Aden by South Yemeni separatists has deepened fundamental divisions between the chief regional partners in the devasta(...)

 Huda al-Badri (30) poses behind the steering wheel of a car after Saudi Arabia eased its restrictions on women drivers in 2018. Photograph: Ahmed Yosri/EPA

Saudi Arabia’s partial lifting of its guardianship law, which it announced on Friday, is a significant step toward the abolition of the practice of ma(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »